The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has acquired the rights to defencemen Brennan Menell from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a conditional seventh round selection in the 2022 NHL Draft. The selection will be transferred to Minnesota in the event Menell plays in 30 games for the Maple Leafs in 2021-22.
Last season, Menell ranked second among KHL defencemen with 38 points (five goals, 33 assists) in 47 regular season games, and added seven points (one goal, six assists) in five playoff games with Dinamo Minsk. The Woodbury, Minnesota native has previously skated in five NHL games with the Wild while recording 116 points (15 goals, 101 assists) in 199 AHL games.
Menell, 24, originally signed with Minnesota as a free agent on September 26, 2017.